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Golden Calves Make Bad Saviors

by Jed Brown
Rio De Janeiro Brazil

Ye may yourself ebb and flow, rise and fall, wax and wane; but your Lord is this day as He was yesterday; and it is your comfort that your salvation is not rolled upon wheels of your own making, neither have ye to do with a Christ of your own shaping… — Samuel Rutherford, The Loveliness […]

The Secret of Productivity: the Gospel

by Jed Brown
man sits while writing in front of MacBook

“The power behind our productivity comes from realizing that, through faith in the gospel, we are accepted by God in Christ apart from what we do…” (Matthew Perman, What’s Best Next)

Living for Reward

by Jed Brown

“Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an […]

Perhaps One of God’s Purposes Behind the Panic of 2020 . . .

by Jed Brown
black metal pipe

We quickly learn that God is more interested in our holiness than in our comfort. He more greatly delights in the integrity and purity of his church than in the material well-being of its members. He shows himself more clearly to men and women who enjoy him and obey him than to men and women […]

Especially now . . .

by Jed Brown

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world. –Francis Schaeffer

The Good Math

by Jed Brown

It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression that the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. That is not the New Testament teaching. The New Testament is most alarming at first, indeed terrifying, as it shows us the problems by which we are confronted. But […]

Restless until . . .

by Jed Brown

In yourself You rouse us, giving us delight in glorifying You, because You made us with Yourself as our goal, and our heart is restless until it rests in You. -Augustine, Confessions

If not for the cross . . .

by Jed Brown

I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. . . . In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune from it? – John Stott, The Cross of Christ